I remember watching a broadcast from Steve Hofmeyr a year or so ago wherein he addresses the world and speaks of South Africa as being the rape capital of the world. I remember him saying something to the effect of, “What would you do when you wake up as the minority in your own country?”
I shook my head and thought that THAT would never happen. It couldn’t. The world isn’t stupid. They would see it coming and have a plan in place to prevent an imminent disaster. Isn’t it?
But then, it hit me right between the eyes; we aren’t stupid either. South Africans aren’t ignorant or stupid. What we are is a nation with big hearts and plenty of love willing to make room for all. What we are, is a tribe who didn’t see this betrayal coming! The minority in South Africa could never have predicted the slow progression of genocide that was implemented right under our noses in the early 90’s.
We were so seduced by Nelson Mandela and his promises of freedom; equality and a rainbow nation that we failed to see the disaster that began threatening our very existence over a period of 25+ years. We were intrigued by the newly-released Nelson Mandela who swore that there would be no more fighting and no vengeance by whatever the sins of our forefathers were. There would be no more hatred.
Yet, here we are. 2019. We are facing extinction. Our tribe is dying. We are persecuted. Murdered. We are excluded from the job market, schools, universities, health care and sports only to name but a few. We are hated. Loathed. Targeted. Blamed. Branded thieves and second-class humans. We are being held responsible for things that are claimed to have happened, but have never been proved. We are resented for the implementation of apartheid by the British – yet, abolished by the Boer. We are threatened and we wait for these threats to be carried out. All this is allowed simply because we are white. WE ARE WHITE.
We wait. Our weapons meant to defend ourselves, have been taken away. We wait. Our homes are infiltrated by attackers seeking to eradicate our very existence. We wait. Our police or military can’t and won’t protect us. We wait. No other country offers ALL minority citizens of South Africa a safe place and one more last chance. We wait. Countries are not yet ready to acknowledge that we are facing genocide. Didn’t the entire world have a hand in this?
Our president is silent, yet – he excuses the hatred spewed by the majority against the minority. He lies about land grabs, expropriation and the murders of white South Africans to the rest of the world. Not once has he spoken out against all the anti-white laws crippling white South Africans. Not once has he condemned the cruel and barbaric aggression towards white South Africans. Not once has he admitted that he and his predecessors have failed not only the white South Africans; but ALL South Africans. Not once has he condemned the hatred and incitement of murder through so-called struggle songs. Not once has he posed as president of South Africa but rather, as president of the ANC and enforces the ANC law.
I watch as US President Donald Trump is slammed and blasted for desperately wanting to protect America’s borders and port of entries. I watch as he is humiliated around every turn and corner when he speaks so passionately about building the wall to prevent unfavourable immigrants from making their way into a beautiful and flourishing country. I am flabbergasted by those who fight him on border control. Why does this horrify me so? Because, if South Africa had stricter border security and control, we would never have found ourselves in the position we are in right now.
Descendants from North African migrants are now in power despite the fact that the settlers negotiated, traded and paid for the privilege of settling in South Africa. Two wars were fought for that privilege. Migrants from North Africa flocked in and have taken control of our country and right now, they dominate through corruption, murder and hatred.
These are the people that should have been kept out. These are the people that have stolen our taxes, our mines, our municipalities, our schools, our law enforcement, our military, our hospitals and all that was once supreme in this country. These are the people calling for our slaughter. These are the people killing the old, raping our babies, torturing our women and children while cutting away the eyelids of our men so that they can watch unbearable cruelty before ultimately, killing them. These are the people that have infested our beautiful South Africa while destroying our heritage, culture and all that once made South Africa great!
Yes. You too could wake up a minority in your country someday and you won’t even see it coming. Build those walls. Enforce border security and wear your coat of white proudly – it isn’t shameful. Not everyone you give a home to, has good intentions. May South Africa serve as a reminder to all those opposing a president frantic to protect his country and his people.
If you cannot learn from these very expensive mistakes, someday – your history won’t matter and will be stripped from your schools and libraries; where generations from now will never know the true events of your country. The wars you once fought for the freedom of your people will mean nothing – as though it never happened. You will be nothing. Your life won’t matter and that of your family’s, won’t count.
You will face daily protests, rapes, murders, torturing and beatings. You will no longer be able to provide for your family and you will find yourselves in patched-together squatter camps. Your education system will fail. Your health care will fail. Your freedom will be lost. Food will become unaffordable. You will be confined to the four walls of your home. You will be hijacked on your highways and roads. Your teachers will be assaulted by the youngest of students. The old and fragile will be mercilessly assaulted and your babies will be raped just because they are white.
And while all this is happening … the world won’t do much of anything.